Meet the Filmmaker: Hector Quijano, “Gaia”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
HQ: I became a filmmaker to create and explore worlds which are virtually confined within our imagination. As spectators and illusionists, we can believe in something more allegorical than our own reality.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
HQ: Gaia is a personal love letter to mother nature through the exploration of psychedelics. It has screened at various festival domestically and internationally and has received two awards. I hope to continue receiving exposure and network as a filmmaker with this film.

Q: What else are you working on?
HQ: Currently I am in the pre-production stage of a new surreal short film titled Lenses, which entertains the idea of characters in different eras that can see each other simultaneously through different types of lenses.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
HQ: My niche, I believe, is surreal narrative.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
HQ: www.vimeo.com/hqcinematics

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
HQ: Thank you to the Emerging Filmmakers Project for exposing filmmakers, not only to general audiences, but to other filmmakers and artists alike. Networking is one of the most important elements of indie filmmaking.

Gaia will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, June 17th, 2021 at The Bug Theatre.